Guys: The Key To Getting Abs - Pay Attention To These 3 Things

Guys: The Key To Getting Abs – Pay Attention To These 3 Things

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Guys: The Key To Getting Abs - Pay Attention To These 3 Things
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Abs. We love them, yet we hate them. If we’re lucky enough to rock the six-pack look, we’ll take every chance available to show them off. But otherwise, hiding them is at the top of our priority list. They can be a confidence booster or breaker. And trying to get the six-pack look can prove to be difficult, at best.

However difficult, it is not impossible. Implementing a healthy diet high in protein, getting the proper exercise and rest, and using certain supplements, like testosterone, can help you achieve your goal of rocking six-pack abs!!

Eat a High Protein Diet

Anyone who is looking to rid their body of fat and build muscles is well aware of the benefit of protein. A diet high in protein helps build up the body’s metabolism, thus allowing the body to burn more fat as energy. Protein also helps build and keep muscles strong, and helps the muscles recover from a hard workout. There is no way anyone can build muscle in their body without a high protein diet.

Get More Sleep

Believe it or not, sleeping can help you attain the abs you desire. The more rested your body is, the better it can recover after a vigorous workout. To get the best sleep possible each night, one thing you can do is avoid drinking anything about 45 minutes before you go to bed. This includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This is to avoid getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. When you wake up in the middle of the night, it greatly decreases the overall quality of your sleep. You want to achieve REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep as much as possible, and it can take up to two-hours to fall in REM sleep once you fall asleep. Waking up on and off all night is going to take away from that.

Increase Testosterone

Lastly, a great way to achieve the six pack abs you so desire, is by increasing your testosterone levels. When there is a decline in testosterone, the body cannot process abdominal fat properly. There is a hormone called lipoprotein lipase (LPL), and this hormone aids in the breakdown of fat and turning it into usable nutrients for energy. When the testosterone levels in the body fall, the LPL level is increased, thus breaking down fat and storing it instead of using it for nutrients. And that storage takes place mostly in the stomach area. High levels of testosterone decrease the LPL level, and therefore the fat is used for energy instead of being stored. Taking testosterone boosters to increase your levels will benefit your workout routine, thus allowing the strong ab muscles that you’ve been building under all of the belly fat to finally show. Your six-pack abs are now visible to the world.

Remember that before starting any kind of exercise routine or beginning to take supplements, you should discuss this with your medical doctor to see if your planned routine is right for you. Your doctor will discuss all of your options.

David Bloomer is a personal trainer and write who wants to share his work out secrets.